How to treat acne

How to treat acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. As your body’s largest organ, it’s important to take good care of your skin. In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month in November, a board-certified dermatologist from the American Academy of Dermatology offers tips to help treat acne.


If you’re treating your acne but still seeing breakouts, it can be frustrating,” said board-certified dermatologist Sandy Johnson, MD, FAAD, who is in private practice in Arkansas. “Fortunately, there are some self-care tips to help manage your acne at home during treatment.”


To get the best results from your acne treatment, Dr. Johnson recommends these tips:


  • Keep your skin clean. Gently wash your face up to twice daily and after sweating. Choose a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Apply it with your fingertips, as scrubbing with washcloths, sponges, and other tools can irritate your skin.
  • Choose the right skin care. Use gentle skin care ...
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